2020/2019 Review Catalog

You won’t find many of my reviews from 2019 onwards to have less than three stars. If I can’t at least give a book three stars, I don’t want to lose time reviewing it.

Young Adult & Children’s – A list of all my Young Adult, Middle Grade & Children’s 2019/2020 book reviews by genre than in alphabetical order by title. 

FANTASY, PARANORMAL, SCIENCE FICTION & DYSTOPIAN: Sci-fi is bae, but I also want a werewolf to sweep me off my feet, then we can ride off into the sunset on their dragon-unicorn hybrid, escaping our new Alien overlords.

  • Battledoors: The Golden Slate by Brian Wilkinson | ★ 3/5 | YA, Fantasy | VIEW.
  • Dig by A.S. King | ★ 4/5 | YA Contemporary, Magical Realism | VIEW.
  • Enshrine by Kay Bennson | ★ 4/5 | YA, Fantasy, Romance | VIEW.
  • Esme’s Gift (Esme Series #2) by Elizabeth Foster | ★ 5/5 | #LoveOzYA, Fantasy | VIEW.
  • Grace’s Ghosts by Stephenie Wilson Peterson | ★ 4/5 | MG, Fantasy | VIEW.
  • Guardian, The Choice: Magical Beasts Book One by Geoffrey Saign | ★ 3/5 | YA, Fantasy | VIEW.
  • Hive (Hive #1) by A.J. Betts | ★ 4/5 | Dystopian, #LoveOzYA | VIEW.
  • Inkling by Kenneth Oppel | ★ 4/5 | MG, Magical Realism | VIEW.
  • Magic Harbor by Kristen L. Jackson | ★ 4/5 | YA, Urban Fantasy | VIEW.
  • Mister Invincible: Local Hero by Pascal Jousselin| ★ 3/5 | MG, Superhero Comic | VIEW.
  • Nemesis (Circuit Fae, #4) by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge | ★ 3/5 | YA Fantasy | VIEW.
  • Nils: The Tree of Life by Jérôme Hamon | ★ 2/5 | Graphic Novel, Fantasy | VIEW.
  • Odd Voices: An Anthology of Not So Normal Narrators | ★ 5/5 | Queer YA, multi-genre | VIEW.
  • River Stone by Rachel Hennessy | ★ 4/5 | YA Dystopian, #LoveOzYA | VIEW.
  • Rogue (Hive #2) by A.J. Betts | ★ 4/5 | Dystopian, #LoveOzYA| VIEW.
  • Silken Scales & Perfect Pitch by Alex Hayes | ★ 3/5 | YA, Sci-Fi, Romance | VIEW.
  • The Quiet at the End of the World by Lauren James | ★ 4/5 | YA Sci-Fi | VIEW.
  • The Ritual (Tales of Mentara #2) by Ashley Uzzell | ★ 3/5 | YA Fantasy | VIEW.
  • The Secrets of Hawthorne House by Donald Firesmith | ★ 3/5 | YA, Fantasy | VIEW.
  • Weapon (Whisper #2) by Lynette Noni | ★ 5/5 | YA, Sci-FI, #LoveOzYa | VIEW.

MYSTERIES, THRILLERS, HORROR, CRIME, HISTORICAL & NON-FICTION: Ahhhhhhhhhhh real monsters.

  • Devil’s Ballast by Meg Caddy | ★ 3/5 | YA, Historical Fiction, Queer | VIEW.
  • Old Enough to Save the Planet by Loll Kirby, Adelina Lirius | ★ 5/5 | Children’s, Climate Change Picture Book | VIEW.
  • My Father’s Shadow by Jannali Jones | ★ 5/5 | YA, Thriller, #LoveOzYa | VIEW.
  • Saga by Nikki McWatters | ★ 3/5 | #LoveOzYA, Historical | VIEW.
  • Slow Down: 50 Mindful Moments in Nature by Rachel Williams & Freya Hartas | ★ 4/5 | Children’s Picture Book, Nature | VIEW.
  • Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein | ★ 5/5 | YA, Thriller, #LoveOzYa | VIEW.
  • The Man in the Water by David Burton | ★ 5/5 | YA, Mystery, #LoveOzYa | VIEW.
  • The Peacock Detectives by Carly Nugent | ★ 4/5 | MG, Mystery, #LoveOzMG | VIEW.

CONTEMPORARY, COMEDY, POETRY & Unclassifiable: Here I get super lazy and dump the rest together! Calm down the books are still in alphabetical order.

  • As Fast As I Can by Penny Tangey| ★ 4/5 | #LoveOzMG, Contemporary | VIEW.
  • Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian | ★ 3/5 | YA Contemporary, Mental Health, #LoveOzYA | VIEW.
  • Buckley’s Unexpected Adventure by Dion Summergreene | ★ 3/5 | MG, #LoveOzMG | VIEW.
  • Clackety Track: Poems about Trains by Skila Brown (Author) & Jamey Christoph (Illustrator) | ★5/5 | Children’s picture book, Poetry | VIEW.
  • Defensive Play by Jamie Deacon | ★ 5/5 | Queer, YA Contemporary, Romance | VIEW.
  • Dogography by Maree Coote | ★ 5/5 | Children’s, Non-Fiction, Art | VIEW.
  • Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi | 4/5 | YA Contemporary, Romance | VIEW.
  • I Had Such Friends by Meg Gatland-Veness | ★ 4/5 | Queer, YA Contemporary, #LoveOzYA | VIEW.
  • It Sounded Better in My Head by Nina Kenwood | ★ 5/5 | YA Contemporary, Romance, #LoveOzYA | VIEW.
  • Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories, anthology | ★ 4/5 | #AusQueerYA | VIEW.
  • Lost in LA (The Bikini Collective #2) by Kate McMahon | ★ 5/5 | YA Contemporary, #LoveOzYA | VIEW.
  • Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Katherine Webber | ★ 1/5 | YA, Contemporary | VIEW.
  • Player’s Game by Desirae Clark | ★ 3/5 | YA Contemporary, Romance | VIEW.
  • Sea of Gratitude (The Bikini Collective #3) by Kate McMahon | ★ 5/5 | #LoveOzYA, Contemporary | VIEW.
  • SLAY by Brittney Morris | ★ 5/5 | YA Contemporary | VIEW.
  • Songs That Sound Like Blood by Jared Thomas | ★ 4/5 | YA Contemporary, #LoveOZYA | VIEW.
  • Taking Down Evelyn Tait by Poppy Nwosu | ★ 4/5 | #LoveOzYA, Contemporary | VIEW.
  • Ten Little Figs by Rhian Williams and Nathaniel Eckstrom | ★ 5/5 | Children’s, Aussie Picture Book | VIEW.
  • The Little Wave by Pip Harry | ★ 5/5 | MG, Verse Novel, #LoveOzMG | VIEW.
  • The Year The Maps Changed by Danelle Binks | ★ 5/5 | #LoveOzMG, Contemporary | VIEW.
  • Vardaesia (The Medoran Chronicles #5) by Lynette Noni | ★ 5/5 | YA Fantasy, #LoveOzYA | VIEW.
  • We Are Okay by Nina LaCour | ★ 5/5 | Queer, YA Contemporary | VIEW.

Adult – A list of all my New Adult, Adult & 18+ 2019/2020 book reviews by genre than in alphabetical order by title.

FANTASY, PARANORMAL, SCIENCE FICTION & DYSTOPIAN: 

  • Beneath the Night by Jen Colly | ★ 3/5 | Paranormal Romance, Adult Fantasy | VIEW.
  • Daughter of Rage and Beauty (Berserker Academy #1) by Amy Pennza | ★ 4/5 | Adult, Urban Fantasy, Romance | VIEW.
  • Day of Execution (Paranormal Detectives #7) by Lily Luchesi | ★ 4/5 | Paranormal, Crime, Romance | VIEW.
  • Ghost Revelations by Aspen Black | ★ 4/5 | Adult, RH Romance, Paranormal | VIEW.
  • Sealer’s Game (Sealer Saga #1) by Kathy Coleman | ★ 3/5 | Adult, Fantasy, Romance | VIEW.
  • Shadow Magic by Sherry J. Soule | ★ 3/5 | NA Paranormal, Romance, Mystery | VIEW.
  • The Cursed Key by Miranda Brock & Rebecca Hamilton | ★ 4/5 | NA, Paranormal | VIEW.
  • The Veiled Threat (The Veiled Duchess #1) by Sophia Menesini | ★ 5/5 | NA, Fantasy, Queer, Romance | VIEW.
  • Vampire Blood and Iron Bullets by Lily Luchesi | ★ 4/5 | Adult Paranormal, Romance, Crime | VIEW.

CONTEMPORARY, COMEDY, POETRY & Unclassifiable: 

  • Bottle Rocket by Erin McLellan| ★ 4/5 | Semi-Queer, Erotic Romance | VIEW.
  • Candy Hearts by Erin McLellan | ★ 4/5 | Queer, Erotic Romance | VIEW.
  • The Diary of a late bloomer by L.M.L. Gil | ★ 5/5 | NA, coming of age | VIEW.
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath | ★ 5/5 | Classics, Feminist Fiction | VIEW.
  • The Heart of Space by Cendrine Marrouat | ★ 3/5 | Poetry | VIEW.
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